Currently: September 2019

We are somehow in the ninth month of 2019. How?! Here’s what’s currently going on in my life.

Sunrise in nature on trail in Pittsburgh, PA

Current book This book on how to improve your relationship with your phone. Man is it good! I highly recommend if you’re ever frustrated by how much you use your phone.

Current beauty product Can dental floss be considered a beauty product? I like how easy to use these mini flossers are. I’m beginning to realize I’m a bit of a dental nerd. I love trying out new toothpastes and all things dental-related, lol.

Currently feeling Behind on pretty much everything, lol. This sweet little girl keeps me busy!

Baby smiling in bumble bee dress

Current blessing Safety. My parents left their beach house in the Outer Banks just before hurricane Dorian hit and I’m so glad they made it back to Pittsburgh safely.

I forgot to mention in my last post that Jimmy and Sadie and I were walking on the beach one morning when we were interviewed about the evacuation and we actually made it on the news. We’re in the first video starting at the 1:18 mark.

Current baked good Brownies! I picked up this mix and was skeptical of it, but pleasantly surprised by how fudgy and delicious these brownies turned out!

Foodstirs Chocolate brownie mix

Current goal Organizing our basement. I just donated a bunch of items we weren’t using and now I need to organize the things we do have.

Current craving Doing something crafty for fall. I’m thinking some watercoloring or making a homemade wreath is in order soon!

Current fun Spending time with Jimmy and Sadie. Since we had to cut our vacation short, we decided to make the best of Jimmy’s time off work and have a little staycation here in Pittsburgh. We took Sadie on a trail walk and played at a few local playgrounds it was a blast!

Mom and dad at park with baby girl

Current baby product This adorable bath rinser cup that keeps water out of Sadie’s eyes while we bathe her.

Current food Salmon! I think I could eat it every day and never get sick of it.

Current drink Chocolate chia seed smoothies. I never thought to add chia seeds to a smoothie until I realized how thick they make them and now I’m hooked!

Chocolate chia seed smoothie

Current excitement Our neighborhood has its annual fall festival in a few weeks and I can’t wait to go with Sadie and Jimmy! Last year Sadie was still in the womb and this year I have a feeling she’s going to love the petting zoo. What a difference a year can make 🙂

Tell me something current in your life!

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Vacation and a Mandatory Evacuation

Jimmy, Sadie, and I arrived in the Outer Banks over the weekend and headed right back home on Tuesday due to an emergency evacuation in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian.

We met my family at my parents’ beach house and had a lovely few days together! We spent our time swimming, playing in the sun, eating seafood, and enjoying all the babies (and dogs–six between all of our families to be exact!).

How about some pictures?

Couples on beach with dog and babiesDad holding baby in he air on the beach

Sadie had an absolute blast on the beach! When we visited in April, she didn’t get much of a chance to play in the sand, so it felt like a new experience for her this time around.

She wasn’t a big fan of the waves, but enjoyed toddling around in the sand, meeting other kids, and making sandcastles!

Mom and dad building sandcastle with babyBaby girl sitting in beach chair on the beach

It was really nice to spend time with my parents, siblings, nieces, and all of our dogs. It’s tough to coordinate all of our schedules to get together all at once, so having a few days of uninterrupted family time was incredible!

I’m really excited to see “the girls” continue to grow up together and spend time at the beach each summer 🙂

Three babiesDogs in pool

One of the best aspects of visiting the Outer Banks in September is that restrictions on bringing dogs to the beach are lifted, so we were able to share our beach time with the dogs.

Jimmy and I brought Mavis to the beach with us one night while we looked for ghost crabs with my sister and her husband and we discovered that little May May likes to hunt ghost crabs! We’re 99% sure she ate one that she caught, lol.

Cocker spaniel with ghost crabGuy laying on couch with three dogs

Despite the incoming hurricane, we had wonderful weather! The high temperatures were in the 80s, it was sunny, and the beach was relatively empty after the Labor Day holiday.

Jimmy, Sadie, and I managed to take a few walks together and we talked about how we dreamed of taking Sadie to the beach while we were on our babymoon. It was a beautiful full circle moment that we thanked God for ❤

Family on the beach with babyKill Devil Hills beach ocean Outer Banks North Caroline

While our time was cut short, we truly enjoyed every moment we were able to spend together.

There’s nothing like the blessing of time to just let go of daily obligations, relax, and refresh. We came home feeling ready for the next season!

Girl wearing baby in carrier on the beach in Outer Banks by the oceanBaby girl sitting on bed smiling

I’m praying anyone in the path of Hurricane Dorian stays safe and that those impacted by it will have minimal damage and be able to get back to normalcy as soon and safely as possible ❤

Have you ever been evacuated or had to cut a vacation short?